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  • Devils 3 Carolina 2: Local fans of all affiliations cheered on the Devils tonight as they came up with two goals in the third period to beat the Hurricanes. Martin Brodeur had another stellar game with 38 saves.

    Carolina’s loss leaves them with 78 points, tied with the Islanders and two ahead of the Rangers in the very tight Eastern Conference. The Devils moved to within two of Buffalo for the conference lead.

  • Ottawa 5 Islanders 2: New York needed the Devils victory because they could not stop the Senators without Rick DiPietro. Forced to start Mike Dunham because DiPietro is still feeling the affects of his horrific collision, the Islanders were blitzed for five-straight goals in the second and third period. Dunham was pulled for Wade Dubielewicz who was perfect, but too late for the Islanders.
  • Miami 93 New Jersey 86: The Nets fell into a virtual tie with the Knicks, Magic and Pacers while the Heat continued their climb up the Eastern Conference standings.